Petworth and Bognor Angling Club are delighted to announce that we have secured the fishing rights for a 1.5km stretch of the west bank of the upper Arun directly above Stopham Bridge near Pulborough. It is available for fishing from this Saturday July 7th.
This stretch has exciting potential and if you enjoy the challenge of a lightly fished water with huge potential in lovely surroundings, we advise you to give this venue a try. More details are available on our Rivers page HERE
We understand that the fishing can be very good for roach, chub and bream especially later in the season, this stretch is also known to hold some very large carp and pike.(20lbs + fish) Tench and Barbel are also a distinct possibility. Fly fishing is permitted in season.
Anglers visiting the venue must be aware of the fact that the river and the surrounding countryside is protected under the terms of an SSSI. (Site of Special Scientific Interest) Which means we can do virtually nothing in terms of changing the natural environment.
Access requires walking through long grass and over uneven ground. We recommend that you use stout footwear and take great care. Travelling light is strongly advised. When you enter the field from the club car park it is necessary to turn directly left and walk for about fifty yards to allow you to walk around a large ditch, when you have passed this turn and head back towards the river. As you head upstream a series of wooden bridges allow access across further ditches, again take great care when crossing as this water can become quite deep.
Although it won’t suit everybody we believe those members who prefer a more natural environment for their fishing will appreciate this new acquisition to our portfolio of waters.
Members are requested to send in any reports of catches to the Webmaster. Photos would be appreciated too.